Wheeldon Homes specifies Modus in a Conservation Area

Wheeldon Homes specifies Modus in a Conservation Area

Derbyshire-based Wheeldon Homes has become the latest housebuilder to specify the innovative new Modus window and door profile system from Eurocell in a Conservation Area of Middleton, near Wirksworth, a beautiful Derbyshire village.

Being in a conservation area meant that planners had to agree on all external elements of the 47 properties, including the windows. The Modus flush sash, in a White Ash woodgrain finish was specified because the planning authority felt that the windows offered a genuine alternative to timber, which helped to retain the traditional aesthetic integrity of the village, without creating an ongoing maintenance burden for homeowners.

“The planners had a clear vision of creating traditional-looking limestone homes and of course the windows had to complement this,” said Louise Greenhoff, Quantity Surveyor at Wheeldon Homes. “Timber windows were considered, but we were conscious that these would leave homeowners with maintenance issues in the long-term.”

“As soon as we presented the Modus flush sash to the planners, they agreed that it was suitable for this development,” Louise continued “The woodgrain finish was approved by the planners, as it works really well with the limestone exterior. The properties have managed to achieve a great balance between contemporary performance and traditional looks.”

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